House of Limburg

The House of Limburg (in german: Haus von Limbourg) was a dynasty which can be traced back in the male line as far as Henry, count of Limburg, whose mother Jutta was heiress of Frederick, Duke of Lower Lorraine in the House of Ardenne–Luxembourg. Henry was also related to the counts of Arlon. Waleran I was probably his father-in-law rather than his father.[1]

By marriage, the family acquired:

In 1288, the family lost the duchy of Limburg, which was conquered by John I, duke of Brabant. The elder branch, holding the county of Berg, died out in 1348. The younger branch of Luxembourg acceded to the Empire.[2]

Genealogy of the House of LimburgEdit

Frederick
duke of Lower Lorraine,
1st count of Limburg
Jutta
daughter of Frederick
Henry
duke of Lower Lorraine,
2nd count of Limburg
Waleran 'Paganus'
duke of Lower Lorraine,
3rd count of Limburg
Simon, Constable of Jerusalem
constable of Jerusalem
Conrad I
count of Luxembourg
House of Ardennes
Henry II
duke of Limburg
Godfey I
count of Namur
House of Namur
Ermesinde
(House of Ardenne)
countess of Luxembοurg
Henry III
duke of Limburg
Henry IV
count of Luxembourg,
count of Namur
∞ 1.Cunigunda of LorraineWaleran III
duke of Limburg
∞ 2.Ermesinde
(House of Namur)
countess of Luxembourg
(1) Henry IV
duke of Limburg
∞ Irmgard
countess of Berg
(2) Henry V
count of Luxemburg
branch of Luxemburg
(2) Gerard I
count of Durbuy
Waleran IV
duke of Limburg
Adolf VII
count of Berg
Reginald I of Guelders
defeated at Battle of Woeringen 1288
Ermengarde of Limburg
no children
Adolf VIII
count of Berg
sold his claim to Brabant
William I
count of Berg
Henry
lord of Windeck
Adolf IX
count of Berg

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kupper 2007
  2. ^ Walther Möller, Stammtafeln westdeutscher Adelsgeschlechter im Mittelalter (Darmstadt, 1922, reprint Verlag Degener & Co., 1995), Vol. 3, page 211.

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